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Angelina Karnsouvong

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Angelina Karnsouvong (they/she) is a first-year M.A. student. They received their Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley in both Ethnic Studies and Public Health. They are a second-generation Lao and Khmu refugee from Richmond, CA (Chochenyo Ohlone land). Their research focuses on de-centering colonial biomedical understandings of health and healthcare to re-center community, culture, and indigenous healing practices to re-envision Khmu wellbeing in refugee diaspora. They are especially passionate about the concept of diversifying narratives and being the teller of one’s own story, which influences a great deal of their work in research, community organizing, and creative spaces. In their free time, Angelina enjoys writing, drawing, building Legos, spending time with friends, and reading wiki articles on niche topics.

Angelina Karnsouvong